Bags & Pouches

5.11 Tactical AMP12 25L Backpack

When you're hauling gear for multiple missions into constantly changing environments, being able to switch up your loadout on the fly is crucial. Many tactical bags are designed with this modularity in mind, but all too often they end up both cumbersome and conspicuous. If there's one company who can deliver on modularity, organization, and durability in a pack, it's 5.11 Tactical. Their recently released AMP12 25L Pack offers more advanced modularity in a design that weighs less and blends in better to your surroundings compared to their already successful past designs. When you need your kit truly dialed, the AMP12 25L features versatile organization inside and out to cover your bases.

To fill its role as an All Missions Pack, the AMP12 keeps a low-profile exterior like a clean slate, ready to be customized. Don't let its absence of PALS fool you, though — the AMP12 features a large hook-and-loop front panel as the foundation of its modularity. Included with the bag is 5.11's patented HEXGRID load-bearing platform on their Gear Set system attachment. The Gear Set attaches via hook-and-loop to the front of the pack, supported by G-hooks and release buckles. You can pick and choose from this 3-layer security system for your preferred balance of retention versus quick release of your gear. The AMP12 pack and Gear Set system accommodates 5.11's other Gear Set accessories to make transitioning from the field to the city as easy as swapping out one Gear Set for another. And unlike traditional rows of PALS-webbing, the HEXGRID can mount gear at different angles for better ergonomics and more efficient use of space. This level of customizability isn’t exclusive to the exterior either, as it also has an internal loop system you can take advantage of when you need to carry more than usual.

The main compartment opens clamshell style, giving you a full view of the inside of the bag for easy loading and organization. Hook-and-loop paneling lines the interior back panel of the bag as well, giving you the freedom to take a pouch-focused packing approach or keep it minimal for when you travel. On the opposite side you'll find multiple zippered mesh compartments for at-a-glance organization of your smaller gear. The AMP12 is ready for the boardroom to the backcountry too, with a separate compartment along the rear accommodates laptops up to 15” and doubles as a space for a hydration bladder. A 4-way zipper configuration makes for easy access to every part of the main compartment as well.

As for materials, the AMP12 features a water-resistant 500D Dobby nylon build, hitting a sweet-spot of light weight and durability. When you do load the bag up and attach GearSets to it, a tag-team of ergonomic, padded shoulder straps and a thermoformed back panel help manage the load for a comfortable carry. If you've been looking for that one bag to take on the job, on the road, or out on the town, the AMP12 was designed for just that. It's available in classic Black, Ranger Green, Tungsten blue, and Kangaroo brown at the link below.

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Is the Maxpedition Falcon-II Worth It In 2019?

Well over a decade ago, there weren't very many options for a good EDC bag. Back in those days, Maxpedition made a name for themselves as a go-to choice for a sturdy, tactical bag. Gear enthusiasts often recommended the 18L Pygmy Falcon, 23L Falcon-II, and the larger 35L Falcon-III for their solid construction, top-notch materials at the time, and ample organizational features. Since their debut in 2003, Maxpedition’s goal was to create bags for law enforcement and military professionals that would stand up to the rigorous conditions in the field. But since then, the landscape and market for bags has drastically changed. Today, we're taking a look back at the Maxpedition Falcon line to see if it has what it takes to be a worthwhile pick in 2019.

Bellroy Sling

Thanks to its recent popularity as a fashion staple, you have more options than ever for a crossbody bag to EDC. Before, these handy slings were usually designed with a specific use case in mind: tactical, outdoors, or travel. Now, there's a new bag on the block that offers that extra bit of carry capacity you need that you can wear every day, on any occasion. Bellroy brings their signature minimalist yet functional design language to the trendy silhouette with their new Sling bag. Besides its versatile, understated styling, it's crammed with thoughtful organization, EDC-friendly features, and premium materials throughout that any discerning EDCer can appreciate.

When your EDC outgrows your pockets but isn't quite expansive enough to justify carrying a full-on backpack for the day, a sling bag shines as a stylish overflow solution. Bellroy's Sling delivers more than just style, offering a surprisingly spacious 7L of extra capacity via three well-organized compartments. Its quick-access front pocket features a high-visibility liner for easy identification of your most frequently used gear. Behind it is the sling's main compartment that does the heavy lifting. It features a gusseted design which compresses down for a low profile when you're packing light, but can expand to accommodate bulky items like a water bottle too. Inside that main compartment you'll also find an internal zippered pocket with a soft-touch lining, perfect for shades, glasses, or devices you don't want scratched up riding with the rest of your gear. Lastly, an integrated key leash keeps your keys safe and secure for easy retrieval.

Bellroy's also given the Sling the same premium materials and fit and finish as their other bag offerings. This includes a water-resistant Venture-weave polyester exterior to protect against inclement weather paired with a Fidlock magnetic buckle to always ensure secure closure while still allowing ease of access. Smooth, pliable nylon seatbelt webbing wears comfortably and avoids abrading clothes to suit all-day use. Leather detailing and zipper pulls round out the Sling's hardware, while padded back paneling offers all-day comfort and ventilation.

A compact sling is an EDC essential, and Bellroy's offering is worth a serious look. Check it out and pick it up direct from Bellroy at the link below.

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Bugout M48 Sling Bag

"This military-inspired pack is perfect for small gadgets and tools and tosses over your shoulder to easily switch between carrying and access. It’s made from water-resistant 600D polyester, and features multiple pockets for..." (via The Awesomer)

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Cubepacks

"Revelar Workshop’s Cubepacks put a simple but revolutionary twist on packing cubes. Each Cubepack also works as a standalone bag: the large cube turns into a backpack, the medium cube turns into a shoulder pack, and the small cube turns into a sling or..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Arc'teryx Granville 16 Zip

Constructed with Arc'teryx's proprietary AC² nylon ripstop material and waterproof lamination to coat the bag, the Granville 16 Zip offers solid protection against everyday wear and tear. A compact and lightweight suspension system, coupled with a tri-laminate Monoframe back panel creates for a comfortable weight distribution across your spine. Taped seams and water-tight zippers will aid the over all waterproofing compared to traditional needle stitching, which leaves holes in material for water to seep through. Between the materials to the construction, the Granville 16 keeps your gear safe from the likes of rain or snow.

The main 16L compartment features a padded sleeve wide enough to house a 15" laptop. On the exterior of the sleeve, an integrated mesh zippered pocket helps keep chargers and cables organized. Up top you'll find a small external pocket with a key clip inside, perfect for carrying smaller items like a wallet, key-chain, or your phone. Swinging to the front, you'll find a pocket with a side zipper, allowing easy access while on the go. A removable sternum strap provides extra support when carrying a heavier load or during more rigorous travel.

Whether you're facing a literal storm or the whirlwind of short-haul travel, you won't have to worry about the weather with the Granville 16 Zip. It's available in one of three colors (black, bushwhack green, pilot gray), at the link below.

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CYCOP Daysling 2.0

When it comes to everyday bags, the sling holds a special place in EDCer's hearts; or more precisely, on their backs. Sitting in the compact space between overfilled pockets and cumbersome full-sized bags, a sling lets you carry and quickly access more essentials than you can fit in your pockets, while staying light and low-profile enough not to get in your way as you go about your day. With the DaySling 2.0, CYCOP aim to build the ultimate everyday sling that not only holds and organizes all the gear you need, but protects them from every harmful element, too.

Some key features were built into—literally—the very fabric of the DaySling 2.0. Sure, it had to easily carry all your stuff and keep things all in the right place, but that was the bare minimum for CYCOP. Their sling ensures you get to your gear as fast as possible, even one-handed, while also able to take on a heavier load in a pinch. The DaySling 2.0 is also designed to be safe from both natural and human elements with a multi-material and multi-storage system across 2 models to fit your precise EDC needs.

The gray Pro model is the DaySling's flagship model that comes with all the bag's core features, but trades complete waterproofing for a much tougher exterior that's able to resist cuts and heavy-duty wear and tear. This is managed via UHMWPE, or ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, an exceptionally strong material with high toughness and impact strength. If security is your focus, such as on a long commute or for travel, the Pro is the model for you. For the outdoors, however, the black Explorer model may be the one that fits your needs, which uses a waterproof tarpaulin PVC to keep moisture out. Whichever model you choose, an extra anti-shock EVA foam layer and 210D polyester inner layer completes the outer shell of the DaySling.

Its interior organization takes on a similar multi-layer approach. An outer “EXO” layer holds larger, quickly needed essentials like a jacket or umbrella, and beside it is the “CORE” main compartment that houses the majority of your gear in zip and mesh pockets. Next is the “PRO” layer that houses tablets up to 11” and other important flat essentials like a notebook or your passport, followed and completed by the “STEALTH” layer with no zippers, buttons, or noise, just a handy compartment secured by the magic of magnets. And speaking of magnets, adjustable straps with Fidlock hardware allow you to compress or expand the DaySling 2.0 from 6 to 13 liters, allowing plenty of versatility when you need it most.

A sling by nature makes it easy for you to swing the bag around from back to front for ease of access, but most of them are designed to be worn one way on a specific shoulder. The DaySling helps ambidextrous use and comfort thanks to a reversible, adjustable strap, with free-angle connection points so it stays comfortable no matter how you wear it.

Pack it all and protect it in sleek, technical style with the CYCOP DaySling 2.0, which has already met its funding goal with plenty of time for backers to pledge for a sling of their choice. Check out the Kickstarter campaign at the link below.

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Black Ember Citadel Waterproof Backpacks

Sometimes just the tools in your pockets are enough to get through the day, but other times you might find yourself needing to carry more. Whether you’re commuting to work every day or headed for a weekend trip out of town, a good bag can go a long way with keeping your expanded EDC organized. To take it to the next level, Black Ember designs their sleek, urban EDC bags with all-conditions durability in mind. Their Citadel Collection of waterproof urban bags has something for any kind of EDC, whether you pack light or need to dial in your kit with modular, expandable storage.

Most bag companies try to design a bag by guessing what you'll use it for, but Black Ember gives you endless options with the Modular Pack. The 25L bag is compatible with Black Ember's entire range of add-ons, or “mods.” This means that adding another compartment for clothing or a few smaller pockets for essentials is as easy as snapping on the correct mod via magnetic Fidlock hardware. You can even add a DSLR mod for keeping your camera accessible and safe on long trips. If you prefer to keep things streamlined, there’s also the 25L Citadel Minimal pack. It trades the modular mounting hardware for a discreet look and lighter weight, perfect for those of you who already have a minimal, consistent setup.

To perform as truly waterproof packs, they're made from a durable 800D Micro-Hex textile that's laser cut then bonded at the seams to achieve an IPX06 waterproofness rating. Water-resistant YKK AquaGuard zippers keep your gear conveniently accessible. And a clamshell opening allows you to see all your gear laid out in front of you. It’s not just the construction and hardware that makes these bags so accessible either. Internal organization is top-notch, giving you enough space to pack what you need while also providing dedicated spots for smaller gear like pens or sunglasses that’s easy to misplace when you’re in a hurry. Multiple carry handles, 3D contoured shoulder straps and hip-belt compatibility ensure a comfortable carry, even under a bigger load.

Whatever you’re looking for in a bag, chances are one of these options will cover all your bases and then some. Make sure to check it out for yourself by clicking the link below.

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Rite in the Rain All-Weather Pocket Organizer

Paper is fragile by nature, which is one of the main deterrents when carrying a notebook. Even with a hard cover, the paper inside isn't immune to wear and tear, especially when exposed to the elements. And some of the toughest notebooks—like those made by Rite in the Rain—could use some extra protection to make sure your notes make it home. So they've built an all-weather organizer to not just protect your notebook, but organize the rest of your essentials too. With tough materials and efficient organization in a pocketable pouch form factor that EDCers will appreciate, it's an affordable way to keep your priceless ideas secure.

To make sure their pocket organizer can be the best it can be, Rite in the Rain partnered with Vanquest, best known for their EDC pouches, so you know it's in good hands. The pouch's exterior is made from tough Cordura fabric, which should be familiar to EDCers as a popular tactical material. Short-tabbed YKK zippers take care of ingress for both the pouch and its two ToughMesh pockets (one external and one external), topped off with paracord zipper pulls. The mesh pockets themselves are semi-transparent, letting you see their contents at a glance and making it easier to grab the essentials you need. Its main notebook sleeve can store vertical spiral notebooks up to to 3¼" x 5¼", but also works as sleeve storage for other types of notebooks. Finally, a rear belt loop webbing square allows options for on-person or MOLLE-attached carry as you would expect from a versatile everyday pouch.

Important notes, that crucial phone number, and the next big idea are all priceless—make sure they stay that way. Pick up the Rite in the Rain all-weather pocket organizer from Amazon at the link below.

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Herschel Coast Duffel

"Herschel Supply Co.’s expandable duffel bag provides ease of access while protecting your gear from the elements. It has a roll-top closure that’s fastened by clips, and its body is made of waterproof tarpaulin. Its straps and handles are made of..." (via TheAwesomer)

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The 12 Best Travel Backpacks in 2019

When it comes to efficiently hauling your gear on a daily basis, nothing gets the job done quite like a quality backpack. Great packs come with storage, organization, and resilience, while also the easiest and most ergonomic form factor to carry heavier loads. So it's no surprise that plenty of of manufacturers make the effort to make not only everyday packs, but also travel-worthy bags that bump up the specs and space, making them worthy of seeing the world with you.

Whether it's an overnight business trip, weekend getaway, or jetsetting your way around the globe on an exciting adventure, a quality travel backpack is the ultimate EDC companion. Below are 12 of our picks for the best travel backpacks you can pick up and head straight to the airport with right now.

Magpul DAKA Window Pouch

Just because life can get messy sometimes doesn't mean your gear has to follow suit. Whether it means keeping things organized or keeping your tools clean and pristine on the worksite or the campsite, an all-conditions utility pouch can do it all. Magpul's popular line of DAKA soft carry goods have found their way into plenty of EDCs, providing simple organization to any EDC bag in a slim, high-performance package that's durable enough to weather the great outdoors. Their newest pouch in the line-up now comes with a translucent window for even easier, at-a-glance identification of your gear. If you’ve been meaning to get a little more organized, this windowed pouch can help you see it through.

Carrying a small item like an SD card or a lighter shouldn't be too much of an issue on their own, but when your EDC is full of small, loose essentials it can be a bit tough to manage. You could try stuffing them in various pockets and compartments in your bag, but then you're tasked with remembering where everything is. The small DAKA pouch measures in at 6” x 9”, making it ideal for consolidation while keeping everything in plain view. And thanks to its 5.75” zippered opening, storage and retrieval is simple and quick as well.

The DAKA Window Pouch's excellent combination of materials and construction make it much more than any ordinary zippered pouch. It's made of water-, chemical-, and dirt-resistant, anti-slip reinforced polymer fabric that performs well in outdoor conditions. The material is RF-welded to create strong, low-profile, stitch-less seams that seal out the elements and keep its contents safe and dry. Even the zipper features YKK Aquaguard hardware for heightened water resistance complete with a heatshrinked paracord pull that's easy to grab even when wet. Finally, built-in attachment points let you clip or mount the pouch to a bag or belt loop. The DAKA Window Pouches are also available in a larger 7” x 12” medium and a 9” x 13” large configuration. Check out the smallest option at the link below.

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Propper Bail Out Bag

"Propper’s Bail Out Bag features MOLLE-compatible loops on the front and sides as well as in the main compartment. It also has M4 mag pouches and has drain holes on..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Timbuk2 Foundry Pack

Finding a bag that can withstand the daily grind while also looking professional at the office isn’t easy. Timbuk2 is no stranger to making bags for the professional on the go, and the Foundry pack combines their experience in design with tough build materials meant to go wherever you do. Whether you’re running to catch your next flight or biking to the office, this sleek laptop bag has you covered.

The Foundry has a minimal design and, like any good commuter backpack, protects your gear from a rainstorm thanks to its water-resistant canvas exterior. The top flap features Fidlock closures to magnetically snap into a locked position and only opens with a down-and-out pulling motion. This means you can be certain the bag stays shut until you need to get inside. You'll also get a quick access zippered side pocket for getting to smaller items in a pinch, and a pass-through luggage strap that makes traveling through airport security a bit easier on your back. Other thoughtful features include a metal key clip in the front pocket to keep your keychain handy but out of the way, an external carabiner attachment point for clipping miscellaneous gear to your pack, as well as a bottle opener built into the shoulder strap that’s sure to come in handy at the end of a long work week.

Internal organization is where the Foundry really shines thanks to a large 18L main compartment complete with a dedicated 15-inch laptop sleeve. You’ll also get a few places to stash any smaller items you need like pens, charging cables, or even a small water bottle. Last but not least, leather touchpoints add a comfortable, premium feel when using the bag. Paired with its sleek lines and durable waxed canvas, it's got the right features to be your go-to work and travel bag and the looks to match. Grab one in your choice of Jet Black or a cool Scout grey at the link below

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Arc'teryx Granville 10 Courier Bag

When looking for a great bag to commute with in a city environment, you probably wouldn't start your search with an outdoors sports brand. But when you think about the kind of performance and durability the great outdoors demands, it makes sense to trust a brand like Arc'teryx with your everyday gear. In addition to making top-notch equipment and apparel for mountain climbing, they also produce minimalist technical gear for everyday urban use as well. The new Arc’teryx Granville 10 courier bag is a perfect example of this, blending portability, ease of access, and durable materials to keep you prepared for any urban commute.

The bag is made of Arc’teryx's proprietary ripstop nylon AC2 material, complete with taped seams and water-tight YKK zippers to provide excellent weatherproofness. So whether you spill a drink or get caught in a quick downpour you won’t have to worry about your gear getting damaged. Dual one-handed release buckles secure the top flap and make sifting through your gear in a pinch a breeze. Plus, the ambidextrous cross-body strap means you can get to your things in cramped quarters by swinging the bag around to your front. Even though the bag weighs only 18 ounces when empty, it also features a three-point strap so you can distribute the weight when carrying heavier loads.

The same attention to detail present on the exterior is reflected on the inside of the pack as well, with plenty of internal organization to keep all your gear in place. Under the top flap is a zippered quick access pocket for your most used items like your wallet or a small notebook. There's also a built-in key clip so you won’t have to go digging to the bottom of your bag in search of your house keys anymore. Then there’s the main 10L compartment, which has another pocket for smaller essentials like charging cables or pens as well as a padded pocket that can fit a 12-inch laptop or tablet.

However you get to work, the Arc’teryx Granville 10 Courier bag is likely up to the task. It’s built to handle brutal weather without sacrificing a sleek design that won’t look out of place in the office. If you’re interested in trying out a bag from one of the most trusted names in the outdoors world, check this one out for yourself by clicking the link below.

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Evergoods CTB40 Crossover Travel Pack

Carrying the gear in your pockets can be hard enough. Traveling with gear? That's a whole different ball game. If you've ever taken a trip for outdoors sports like climbing, skiing, or camping, you'd know the struggle of packing your usual travel essentials and your equipment. As both urban adventurers and avid outdoorsmen, the team at Evergoods set out to solve the travel packing, gear hauling conundrum with their line of high performance "city to mountain" packs. The CTB40 is their take on a crossover travel pack, infused with design DNA from tactical bags, softshell luggages, and mountaineering packs to handle your loadout for whatever and wherever your adventures take you.

Inside and out, the CTB40 isn't like the usual travel backpack you've come to expect. Its sleek, discreet exterior is made of 500D nylon for lightweight durability, then finished with a durable water repellant for weather resistance that's especially handy when hauling your gear outdoors. The slim, rectangular silhouette of the CTB40 makes it easy to transport whether you're stowing it in an overhead bin, carrying it on your back with its contoured, padded shoulder straps, or just carrying it by hand thanks to its extra-long grab handles on three sides of the pack. With a 40L maximum capacity it's also roomy enough to use for awkwardly sized outdoors equipment or simple "onebag" travel.

The CTB40 unzips clamshell style with a thoughtful mix of zippered internal organization and a spacious main compartment for easy, at-a-glance packing. The main compartment features ample padding and flexible, foldable "wings" along the perimeter to protect and contain your gear. Multiple compression straps keep things tight and secure when you're packing heavy, or keep the bag low-profile for when you're traveling light. The top section of the pack serves as an integrated travel organizer with plenty of zippered pockets and mesh paneling to separate and identify your gear without needing to rummage through your bag. A high-contrast,  PU-coated 420D nylon lines the interior to keep things light, easily visible, and clean. Last but not least, you can stow your laptop in the CTB40's dedicated laptop compartment that's fully padded and suspended, making for a protected and comfortable carry.

Before your next big trip, consider consolidating your EDC pack, luggage, and gear duffel to lighten the load and lessen the headache of traveling. The CTB40 is up for the challenge, and it's available in black or grey from Huckberry at the link below.

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Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer

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5.11 Tactical Rush 12 Backpack

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Grid-It Organizer (CPG4BK)

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Ideal for pens, notepads, cellphones, chargers, wallets, and more. Versatile organization.

Grid-it Organizer (CPG5BK)

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Vanquest EDCM-HUSKY

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